Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will be facing the Toronto Raptors tonight. NBA fans will be aware that the Warriors are coming off a narrow win against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. Curry was ejected during the final stages of that game and Jordan Poole stepped up to get his team the win. That gives their team a record of 24 wins and 24 losses.
On the other hand, the Raptors are struggling to rack up wins this season. Despite being on a 3-game win streak, they hold a record of 22 wins and 27 losses. As both these teams get ready to face off, fans might be interested in knowing the injury reports and the availability status of stars on both sides. Finding out will also help in forming an expert prediction for this game.
Stephen Curry is expected to play in the Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors game tonight
Thankfully for Warriors fans, Curry looks healthy and is expected to play tonight against the Raptors. He is certainly likely to play the full game barring any unfortunate situation. Steph was ejected by a referee for throwing his mouthpiece. This was simply a display of emotion. However, it was enough for the officials to decide that Curry shouldn’t play in the game anymore.
It is implausible for him to repeat the same mistake again. After all, Curry is one of the more cool-headed and focused basketball players in the league. Curry’s play certainly makes his team more complete and better. With that being said, let us look at the injury reports for the Warriors and Raptors as well as the expected rosters.
Golden State Warriors injury report
- Andrew Wiggins
- Andre Iguodala
Golden State Warriors expected roster
- Stephen Curry
- Klay Thompson
- Jordan Poole
- Draymond Green
- Kevon Looney
Toronto Raptors injury report
- Dalano Banton
- Otto Porter Jr
Toronto Raptors expected roster
- Fred VanVleet
- Pascal Siakam
- Scottie Barnes
- OG Anunoby
- Gary Trent Jr
As we can tell, the Warriors are still missing Andrew Wiggins who has been sidelined for more than 15 games now with an adductor injury. Fans will remember that he was an integral part of their championship run last year. We should wonder if losing him will make a difference. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this game.
The Warriors will be favored over the Raptors tonight
Even though GSW will not be playing Wiggins tonight, the team still has enough firepower to take on the Raptors tonight. Klay Thompson is playing at a high level and so is Jordan Poole. When we add a prime Steph Curry to that mix, they will be favored against the Siakam and the Toronto Raptors.
There are several trade rumors in the air surrounding key Raptors players like Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam. Perhaps that has affected the team’s chemistry, especially ahead of the NBA trade deadline. They will be the underdogs against the 2022 defending champions.